College basketball preview: Texas Longhorns

October, 29, 2010
10/29/10
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ESPN Insider has teamed with Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook to provide a comprehensive look at all 335 Division I teams. Here is the next of our Insider series on the Big 12 and schools in the Metroplex:
Texas Longhorns

It has always been popular around the Big 12 to dislike Texas, and for that reason new records for schadenfreude were set when the Longhorns fell from No. 1 in the nation to the middle of the Big 12 pack last year.

Coach Rick Barnes publicly accepted blame, though he now wishes to point out that even though his team did not live up to even its own expectations, its season did not become quite the disaster some seem to think it did.

"We're not ever going to apologize for how high we set the standard and the bar here at Texas," Barnes said.

Perimeter scoring shouldn't be a problem this season, but Texas does have some issues to sort out at point guard and center. The good news is that all of the players involved are talented and should presumably be playing pretty well by January.

To read the rest of this Insider content on the 2010-11 Texas basketball team, click here.

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